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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:34 PM
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When the rich finally...
...drain the middle/lower working class via their control over what is suppose to be "our" government... will we then take to the streets?

Or will the masses be too confused to know what happened, and therefore won't know who to blame (or place blame where it shouldn't be), because they have been listening/watching too much radio and TV?

Or something altogether different?

What does the future hold in your opinion?
:shrug:
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:39 PM
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1. We are all Chinese workers now.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 01:40 PM by katsy
And most will be happy if the government mandates that we be fed.

It will be too late after we wake up and realize there is no "our" government. The rich & power brokers have always owned our government to a certain degree.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:44 PM
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:45 PM
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3. Maybe we'll get the guts to protest someday.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:53 PM
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4. Here's how it will happen, step by step.......
...according to the National Institute for Putting Things on Lists in Chronological Order.


step one: They get all the money

step two: We revolt and take it back

step three: They get all the money

step four: Rinse and repeat








/sarcasm
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 01:58 PM
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5. The rich will 'retire' to a safe, undisclosed location where they can ride out the catastrophe.
They've started to offer an, uh, exclusive service.

Meanwhile, after all the bullets and gasoline are gone, the 99-plus-percenters will be left to fight and claw over whatever little food and water they've left behind.



We're in for a real treat.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:03 PM
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6. Under the Denver Airport.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:26 PM
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7. I have a theory that revolution is a cost/benefit proposition
Revolutions are dangerous. People get hurt! If you're dissatisfied, but your family is fed and you are busy feeding them, revolution doesn't look so hot.

But, if you're family is hungry, and you're out of a job...

When enough people have nothing to lose, they will revolt.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:29 PM
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8. Not as long as we have a TV in our homes
Even if we are living in cardboard boxes, as long as there is a TV and it can get FOX, the people will be pacified enough that there will never be an uprising.

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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 02:34 PM
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9. Stop waiting to see what the rich are going to do
This over-identification with the ruling class is nutz !

The myth of the middle class must die
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:10 PM
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10. There is a Blue Print for successful bloodless revolutions.
The Blue Print has been given to us by South and Central America.
"They" have shown us how.
That is why the story NOT been reported in the US Media,
and has been demonized by both Status Quo Political parties.

It CAN happen here.
VIVA Democracy!
WE outnumber THEM.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:40 PM
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15. The (Bolivarian) Revolution will not be televised
They don't mind showing us protests and rioting anywhere on the globe....so long as we're also seeing massive ruling class law enforcement push back - water cannons, tear gas, swat teams, military, beatings, etc. That's the message they want to get across.

South America? Our M$M never heard of it

:banghead:

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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:30 PM
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16. Talk it up.
I spread the good word whenever I can.

Unfortunately, most of Amurika (duh) believes that Chavez is a dictator
because that is what they have been told by the American RICH and their two puppet political parties.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:41 PM
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17. it's why there is a huge effort to smear Chavez as well
there are a number of leaders around the World worthy of their "concern" for humanity, yet they choose Chavez.
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:33 PM
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11. What does the future hold?
Apparently, depending which side of the aisle one is on, plenty more paranoid theories of how the 'government' or the 'evil rich' are going to enslave us all.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:35 PM
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12. What middle class? nt
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:36 PM
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13. The masses will do what they always do: find a scapegoat and go on a rampage
Someone will say "It's the MEXICANS FAULT!" or "BLACK PEOPLE DID THIS!" or some combination of scape goats.

Then they run amok, killing people in the streets until one of them rises up, promises an end to the anarchy, and then things get REALLY bad
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:36 PM
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14. They never think in terms of the big picture...
When they have all the money, that's all they will have... for a while. When prices get so high, some people can't afford to buy anything, so they stop. Then, because of the corporate greed and the inability to accept a lower profit, the corporations raise prices again. Then, even FEWER people can afford to buy, so they stop buying too. Greed sets in, profits must continue to grow, so prices go up... then still fewer people will be able to afford goods and services... see where this is going?
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